The Tacit Dimension
Anchor Books, 1967 - 108 Seiten
"I shall reconsider human knowledge by starting from the fact that we can know more than we can tell," writes Michael Polanyi, whose work paved the way for the likes of Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper. The Tacit Dimension argues that tacit knowledge--tradition, inherited practices, implied values, and prejudgments--is a crucial part of scientific knowledge. --From publisher's description.
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We can see all the levels of evolution at a glance in an individual human being.
The most primitive form of life is represented by the growth of the typical human
shape, through the process of morphogenesis studied by embryology. Next we ...
take in the question of how man came into existence, any more than it makes us
turn away from human history, literature, and arts to the history and ethology of
insects. It is the height of intellectual perversion to renounce, in the name of ...
For this potentiality for obedience to higher demands is largely involved in man's
capacity for another peculiarly human relation to other men, namely, the capacity
to feel reverence for men greater than oneself. If evolution is to include the rise ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - thcson - LibraryThing
This book contains, or at least it's based on, a series of lectures given by Polanyi in the 1960's. It's quite short and only gives a basic introduction to Polanyi's philosophy of science, so ... Vollständige Rezension lesen